R.E.) 2014 Design Awards – Restaurant/Fine Dining category. The victorious design of New York City’s classically styled cocktail lounge prominently features Bendheim’s VintageWire™ decorative architectural glass creating a distinct modern-traditional atmosphere.VintageWire featured around the barSet 30 stories up in the heart of New York’s Garment District, the 7,000-sq.-ft., 141-person lounge delivers expansive panoramic views of the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline from within the multi-level indoor spaces and an open-air rooftop terrace.Skylark’s wrap-around layout and floor-to-ceiling windows, together with suede couches and tufted-leather stools, create a fashionable vintage atmosphere.
VintageWire glass walls in the lounge
The A.R.E. Design Award acknowledges Skylark’s luxe materials and rich textures. The feature wall by the bar showcases Bendheim’s textured, opaque VintageWire glass framed in dark wood. The lively yet gentle metallic reflections of the forty dark-bronze rippled glass panels create a sense of energy as they echo the lights and movement in the space. Custom VintageWire glasspartitions, featuring a translucent white interlayer, create a sense of privacy as they filter light through in a soft glow. Bendheim’s white VintageWire glass also serves as the lounge’s exterior sign, welcoming patrons to the chic venue.
VintageWire contains true chicken wire laminated between two sheets of glass. It can be specified in a virtually unlimited palette of textures and translucent or opaque colors, including metallic hues. The textured Skylark walls, for example, incorporate a bronze-grey color and Bendheim’s exclusive EcoGlass™, produced in an enviro-sensitive factory with up to 40% post-consumer recycled content. The glass was installed by Doortec Architectural Metal & Glass of River Vale, N.J.
Design professionals can specify VintageWire glass for interior walls and partitions, stair railings, balustrades, door inserts, sidelites, and decorative details for interiors requiring distinct character and refined vintage appeal. The laminated VintageWire glass offers enhanced safety and sound control properties. It is available in sizes up to 48” by 85” and in thicknesses up to ¾”. To learn more about Bendheim decorative architectural glass, please visit www.BendheimArchitectural.com.
Bendheim, the resource for specialty glass since 1927, offers more than 2,000 decorative glass types in stock and unlimited custom design solutions. The third-generation, family-owned company develops, imports, and distributes its products worldwide. Bendheim maintains production facilities in New Jersey and an extensive showroom in Tribeca, New York City. Bendheim is the exclusive importer of Lamberts mouth-blown and channel glasses in North America.
The Association for Retail Environments is a non-profit trade association advancing the retail environments industry and its member companies. The A.R.E. Design Awards program honors all aspects of retail design from around the world, and the entrants are judged by an independent panel of respected retail environments professionals.